Repair Work To Close Thrasher Bridge Over Chickamauga Dam

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thrasher Bridge over TVA’s Chickamauga Dam will close to traffic beginning the evening of Thursday, to allow crews to repair roadway expansion joints.

The closure will be from approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, until approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, June 23, subject to suitable weather.

TVA worked with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a repair plan that provided the greatest degree of safety for motorists and repair workers while minimizing repair times. The schedule also will avoid holiday weekends or major area events, such as recently completed Riverbend Festival.

Southbound motorists traveling on Tennessee Highway 153 will be diverted onto Dupont Parkway and northbound traffic onto Amnicola Highway. All vehicles will cross the river on the C.B. Robinson Bridge. The total detour is less than 1.5 miles.

Signs and placards will direct local access to Lakeshore Drive for both north- and southbound traffic:

  • Northbound traffic on Highway 153 will follow the detour, exit Dupont Parkway at North Access Road, turn right off the exit ramp and follow north access to Lakeshore Drive.
  • Southbound traffic on Highway 153 will drive past Dupont Parkway and exit at Lakeshore Drive before the dam, as usual.

Multiple expansion joints on the north end of the bridge have degraded over time and need to be replaced. Additional concrete work also will be done to ensure the continued safe operation of the bridge for years to come.


Market Street Lane Closures Announced For Saturday

The southbound lanes of the 1100 block of Market Street will be closed for building maintenance on  Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m . This closure is for the southbound lanes only.  Detours will be posted using West 11 th  Street, southbound on Broad Street and West 12 th  Street back to Market Street. In order to view a map of these closures, visit  ... (click for more)

Board Officers And Members Announced For GAIA Nonprofit And Signature Initiative Gandhi Global Center For Peace

Co-Founder Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and Board Chair Terry Olsen announce board officers and members for the newly formed global nonprofit organization GAIA (Global Action Initiatives Alliance) and signature initiative Gandhi Global Center for Peace. GAIA Board Officers Bios: Co-Founder Arun Gandhi (Rochester, N.Y.) is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw on Thursday morning ordered that 17-year-old Cortez Sims be tried as an adult in a College Hill Courts shooting that left one woman dead, a toddler paralyzed, and two others wounded. The order was given after emotional testimony from two of the victims in the Jan. 7 early morning mass shooting at 773 W. Main St. Bianca Horton and Marcell "Baby ... (click for more)

EPB Lays Out Plans To Provide All Of Bradley County With High-Speed Internet, TV Service; Cost Is Up To $60 Million

In what was hailed as a big win for rural Bradley Countians, EPB officials laid out a plan Thursday night to reach the community with currently unavailable high-speed internet. EPB CEO Harold DePrist told a capacity crowd at the Bradley County Courthouse that the expansion would serve roughly 1,000 people, about 800 of whom have no current option other than dial-up. The ... (click for more)

How To Kill Small Business And Education In Chattanooga

   I would just like to say that the weathermen of Chattanooga have done something I thought only a union could do. They have undone all the economic good that VW has brought to our area. Their erroneous and hysteric forecasts are in my opinion purposefully done to benefit their corporate owners so viewers and readers flock to their felonious broadcasts and yellow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)